health care,
education and
social services

health care,
education  and
social services

Mary's Center Expands Hours of Operation In Montgomery County

Starting July 9th 2016, Mary’s Center's Silver Spring, MD, location will extend its hours of operation on Mondays and Thursdays (8am to 6:30pm) and also open open on Saturdays from 8am to 12:30pm. This will help the Center to meet the increased need for medical services in Montgomery County and to serve more than 400 new participants per year.

Mary’s Center, which is based in Washington, DC, extended its services to Maryland in 2008 due to the urgent need identified in Montgomery County and the lack of affordable medical services available to low-income residents. In 2015, the Center served nearly 4,000 County residents, 62% of whom were uninsured. 

“There is a huge need for our services in Montgomery County and our current location in Silver Spring is at capacity,” says Maria Gomez, President and CEO. “This timely support from our longtime partner, the Healthcare Initiative Foundation, will give us the opportunity to serve more people and to tackle growing medical challenges in our community, such as high blood pressure, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and post-partum depression.”

“Expanding access to high quality and comprehensive health services to Montgomery County’s uninsured and underinsured residents is a high priority for the Foundation.” says Crystal Carr Townsend, Healthcare Initiative Foundation President. “Healthy adults and children ensure a productive and thriving community, which benefits us all.”

In addition to extending its hours of operation, Mary’s Center is planning to relocate to a larger facility, as a long-term strategy to overcome space constraints and meet the high demand for services in Montgomery County.  The move, scheduled for 2017, will enable the Center to provide medical and dental care, behavioral health, social services and health education to a larger population in one of the underserved areas in the County.

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